Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday night was the yearly wahooey tournament. It's played with a board and marbles and a deck of cards. It sort of reminds me of the game Sorry. You have a starting position, and move around the board to get all of your marbles to your own finish position. Meanwhile the other players are trying to knock you back to your starting position. It looked like it was fun and everyone enjoyed themselves. Richard and Josh won the tournament this year. Congrats guys.
The 9 hole minigolf was busy this weekend. Young and old love it.
The shuffleboard even got some use this weekend. It doesn't get used a whole lot, but when it does, people sure do have fun.
The kids love these. Stilts. There are 4 or 5 different sets of varying heights. These ones are the highest, and not for the faint of heart.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Dave Carroll from The Sons of Maxwell, was travelling with United Airlines last year and watched the baggage handlers throw his $3500 Taylor guitar around. Which of course broke it. He spent a year trying to get United to pay for the repairs and they refused.
He finally used what he knows best and wrote a song and posted the video to http://www.youtube.com/.
Last I checked there was 466,000 hits on the video and had gone up 30,000 hits just in the ten minutes we watched the video a couple of times.
It's a catchy tune, and the video is a riot and is bringing Sons of Maxwell lots and lots of publicity. Good for them, because they are a great band.
Anyway, for your listening and viewing pleasure, here's the video.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Are you ok now?
Here it is...
The farmers almanac says the 6th to the 11th is supposed to be sunny and warm. meh. It's the 8th already and it is neither sunny nor warm. I had to turn the heat on in the car today. brrr.
Neptune and Jupiter will be hanging around the moon on Friday night. Pluto and Saturn will also be in the sky Friday night as well.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
INDIAN POINT - Ellen Hunt used her body to protect a lighter's flame to set a sacred herb on fire. As soon as the smouldering sweetgrass bellowed smoke from the small receptacle she held in her hand the smudging ceremony began.
In an effort to bless and remove negativity from everyone who gathered at Indian Point, Ms Hunt used an eagle feather attempting to waft smoke onto each person.
The smudging ceremony took place on a special occasion on the morning of June 21. Not only was it National Aboriginal Day, this day also marked the culmination of five years of work by the Mi'kmaq Burial Grounds Research and Restoration Association. Its goal is to permanently recognize Mi'kmaq ancestors who are buried throughout Lunenburg County, including at Indian Point.
"It's for the community. It is for us," said Ms Hunt about the erected stone. "Bless our monument that represents our Mi'kmaq people who are buried at the point."
Through records it was discovered that members of the Cope and Pennal families are known to have been buried at Indian Point. Many of those buried died in LaHave and other settlements in Lunenburg County.
The stone panel at the site includes not only the names of the deceased interred at the burial ground, but also a survey map completed in 1786 by Charles Morris showing the site.